Former Ajax Amsterdam and Blackburn Rovers defender Aaron Mokoena is starting a coaching career in the DStv Premiership with Cape Town City.
The club proudly announced the appointment on social media on Monday, with Mokoena replacing the departed assistant coach Vasili Manousakis.
The 34-year-old Mokoena is no stranger to Dutch coach Jan Olde Riekerink, having worked together as player and coach at Ajax Amsterdam back in the days.
The appointment is the first adventure Mokoena is taking since TV work after he retired in 2013 at Bidvest Wits.
📝| The club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Aaron Mokoena as CTCFC assistant coach.— Cape Town City FC (@CapeTownCityFC) January 4, 2021
The most capped player in South African history, officially a Citizen. Welcome Mbazo! 💙#MokoenaBegins#iamCityFC pic.twitter.com/jG2RAni2O4
Meanwhile, the Citizens are placed in fifth position with six points off log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns.
Full Playing Career:
- Bidvest Wits FC
- Blackburn Rovers (England)
- Portsmouth FC (England)
- KRC Genk (Belgium)
- Germinal Beerschot Antwerpen (Belgium)
- Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands)
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany)
- Jomo Cosmos
Mokoena will make his technical team debut on Tuesday away at the high-flying Swallows FC.